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Nyantakyi Ban: Gov’t Acted In First Step Of Fifa Sanction

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Government has disclosed that it fully participated in getting Fifa to sanction the former President of the Ghana Football Association Kwasi Nyantakyi contrary to assertions that it has done nothing on investigations into the corruption scandal against him.

In a letter written to the Attorney General’s Office dated August 31, 2018 and signed by the Chairperson of the Fifa Investigatory Chamber, Madame Maria Claudia Rojas, the Football governing body requested the government of Ghana to release information and documentation regarding Kwasi Nyantakyi in relation to his potential involvement in corruption and other illegal schemes.

The deputy Attorney General Godfred Yeboah Dame in a response dated 17th September 2018, to the FIFA request provided detailed information about Kwasi Nyantakyi’s background history throughout his tenure as the President of the GFA and the events that prompted his resignation following the release of a video by Investigative Journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas in which he was found taking a bribe amidst claims of having the ability “to take over the country”

The response from the Attorney General’s Office to FIFA also included information on various allegations and concerns against Kwasi Nyantakyi gaining enviable reputation of an overlord of a cabal who exploit the objects of the GFA for corruption and illegalities.

Government also provided details on the GFA’s disturbing role in Ghana’s Participation in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Competition in Brazil under the leadership of Kwasi Nyantakyi, his deplorable conduct recorded in the report of the Commission of Enquiry headed by a Justice of the Court of Appeal, Senyo Dzamefe and how he resorted to a scheme which clearly also bordered on the offence of money Laundering.

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